San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings - 8/20/22 NFL Picks and Prediction
Minnesota Vikings (0-1) vs San Francisco 49ers (1-0)
Game Info: Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm (U.S. Bank Stadium)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Vikings -4.5 -- Over/Under: 39.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Francisco 49ers will play the Minnesota Vikings in Week Two of the NFL Preseason at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Saturday night.
The San Francisco 49ers are 1-0 this preseason after defeating the Green Bay Packers by a score of 28-21 last week. San Francisco gave up a touchdown to go down by one point in the fourth quarter, but was able to get a touchdown pass from Brock Purdy to win the game. In this game, we will see a good amount of starters rest for the 49ers, leaving the backups to play most of the game. Nate Sudfeld figures to be the primary quarterback for San Francisco in this game.
The Minnesota Vikings are 0-1 this preseason after losing to the Las Vegas Raiders by a score of 26-20 in their first game. Minnesota fell behind early in this game and was never able to catch up. The Vikings climbed within a possession on a couple of occasions, but weren’t able to find the big play they needed to overcome the deficit. Minnesota is expected to rest most of their starters once again; meaning Kellen Mond and Sean Mannion should be the quarterbacks for the Vikings. Both quarterbacks played against Las Vegas and put up average numbers.
San Francisco is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games. The under is 7-1 in San Francisco’s last 8 games. Minnesota is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on turf. The over is 4-0 in Minnesota’s last 4 home games and the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games against the NFC. The home team is 5-0 ATS in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.
With both teams expected to rest their starters in this game, we should be in for a slower paced game. I don’t have a ton of faith in either team’s quarterback situation, so I am expecting a good amount of run plays. This should shorten the game, making the under an attractive pick. Give me the under here.